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The Stephen Spender Prize 2018 for poetry in translation
in association with the Guardian

Prizewinners and commended

Read the judges’ comments
About the judges
Polish Spotlight winners and commended

14-and-under prize

Winner

Rose Lewens, The Sultan by Jacques Prévert (French)

Commended

Jasper Hersov, Under Mirabeau Bridge by Guillaume Apollinaire (French)
Alexis Richards, Scylla and Charybdis by Homer (Ancient Greek)
Alexis Richards, Your Eyes by Octavio Paz (Spanish)

18-and-under prize

Winners

First: Emilia Leonowicz, Braid by Tadeusz Różewicz (Polish)
Second: Edward Chan, Poem 39 by Catullus (Latin)
Third: Sam Hunt, Tristia III:II by Ovid (Latin)

Commended

William Butler-Denby, Fragment 105(a) by Sappho (Ancient Greek)
Helena Walsh, MYS 1:16 by Princess Nukata (Japanese)

Open prize

Winners

First: Alice Fletcher, On the Fjord by Stein Mehren (Norwegian)
Second: William Roychowdhury, The Cloud Messenger by Kalidasa (Sanskrit)
Third: Antoinette Fawcett, from How poetry was discovered by Abdelkader Benali (Dutch)

Commended

Jane Draycott, from Extracts from the Old English Herbarium (Old English)
James Garza, The Structure of the World by Kasuya Eiichi (Japanese)
Michael Swan, Legend of the Dead Soldier by Bertolt Brecht (German)

Polish Spotlight 18-and-under prize

Winner

Amelia Sodhi, Cat in an empty apartment by Wisława Szymborska

Commended

Katarzyna Birula-Bialynicka, il momento di carnevale by Agnieszka Aleksandra Archicińska
Kaja Zawrotniak, You by Julian Tuwin

Polish Spotlight 14-and-under prize

Winner

Maya Azzabi, The Pebble by Zbigniew Herbert

Commended

Gerard Coutain, The Locomotive by Julian Tuwin
Bartosz Birula-Bialynicki, Tour Eiffel by Agnieszka Aleksandra Archicińska

Polish Spotlight 10-and-under prize

Winner

Leo Domalewski, Sun Sets by Dorota Gellner

Commended

Kian Armstrong, Abigail Easton, Lexie Hunter
and William Winch, Bird Feeder by Michał Rusinek
Nataniel Garaś and Klaudiusz Gorol, Fridge by Michał Rusinek
Dawid Biziuk, James Coutts and Jan Viegas, Skite by Jan Brzechwa
Zuzanna Bartosiewicz, The Alphabet by Julian Tuwim
Alicja Glusinska, Tell-tale byJan Brzechwa
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